Richard Wagner As Poet and Thinker
Added on July 31, 2015
Author Bruce Steele
Published March 22, 2015
File Size 1008.07 KB
Richard Wagner As Poet and Thinker 1008.07 KB - Richard Wagner as poet? Yes! This hitherto unpublished study invites the reader to see Wagner's texts not just as opera librettos but as dramatic poems in their own right. An authority on German literature, Robertson offers an engaging account of the poems in the light of nineteenth-century drama and the changing currents of social and religious thought.
John George Robertson was foundation professor of German Language and Literature in London University, 1903-33. He was the husband of Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson. Their lifelong love of Wagner's operas, which began when they met in Leipzig as students in the 1880s, is evident in this book. Do you want to download or read a ebook? It is available in PDF or epub format in the source
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